Dr. Grabbe is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, who teaches psychiatric nursing at Emory University. Her clinical expertise is in primary care and mental health care for homeless or incarcerated women and youth, providing the Community Resilience Model (CRM) training in group settings, and currently, virtually. CRM, a novel intervention, is an easily taught model of body-based resilience where individuals find strength from within.
Dr. Grabbe’s interests include trauma-informed care, the neurobiology of trauma and resilience, social justice, and social determinants of mental health. Dr. Grabbe is a healthcare provider with Community Advanced Practice Nurses, a small non-profit organization that operates a network of clinics in Atlanta homeless shelters for women, children, and youth.
Dr. Grabbe’s research includes measuring the impact of a brief Community Resiliency Model training on the well-being of women in substance abuse treatment, as well as on well-being, resiliency, burnout, and effects of secondary traumatic stress in nurses, first responders, emergency department staff, and nursing students. She and her colleagues conducted CRM’s first randomized controlled trial of nurses and demonstrated a strong impact on improved mental wellness and reduced secondary traumatic stress. She is working with a Georgia Nurses Association team using CRM as a mental wellness protection for nurses and other front-line workers during the COVID crisis.